Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

3-D model reveals how invisible waves move materials within aquatic ecosystems
Posted on May 27, 2016 at 8:50 pm

Garbage, nutrients and tiny animals are pushed around, suspended in the world's oceans by waves […]

Designing acoustic devices using thin materials
Posted on May 27, 2016 at 2:10 pm

Acoustic devices like mufflers and loudspeakers are all around us. In the design of such devices, […]

Make music with ATLAS data
Posted on May 27, 2016 at 1:14 pm

From techno beats to classical melodies, from jazz swinging to pop and rock riffs – the ATLAS […]

Loop quantum gravity theory offers glimpse beyond the event horizon
Posted on May 27, 2016 at 9:37 am

In principle, nothing that enters a black hole can leave the black hole. This has considerably […]